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Black Quilted Narratives Teach-In Package Overview
Written by Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Ph.D. for NVLP

Intended Audience: Middle and High School

Recommended Class Times: Although the support materials can be used to extend the teaching time up to 75 minutes, the lesson plans were designed for a 50-60 minute class period.


Photographer: Bob Adelman, Mule Wagon for the Poor People's Campaign, Memphis, Tennessee 1968

This curriculum package uses the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom as a lens and Cultural Responsive Pedagogy as the tool through which students can explore the history of the modern Civil Rights Movement. By examining details about the March and its leaders as well as incidents leading up to and following the March, students will begin to understand and evaluate the significance of the March on Washington and its impact on the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Dr. Whitehead is the Co-Project Director of the BQN Program and an associate professor of communication and African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland. She is also a Master Teacher in African American History; a former Baltimore City middle school teacher; and the 2006-07 Gilder Lehrman Maryland History Teacher of the Year.